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Rubin: DeGrom (13 K's) up to challenge in L.A.

Jacob deGrom's coming-out party this season rose to another level as he dominated the Dodgers and beat Clayton Kershaw in his postseason debut, writes Adam Rubin.

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GameDay Kickoff: Day for playoff dark horses

There are several undefeated teams outside of the top 10 with a chance Saturday to take another step in legitimizing their playoff hopes, Heather Dinich writes.

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Stark: Lackey answers October call once again

Forget about all the aces in the postseason. This is John Lackey's times to shine. And he did so Friday night in the Cardinals' victory over the Cubs in Game 1 of their NLDS.

Rangers up 2-0 after win in 14th (4:12)
Motley-Ford connect for three TD's in Hokies win (0:54)
Bill Self signs $10K check for KU student (0:52)
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Cromartie calls Beckham a 'one-year wonder'

Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie added fuel to the New York rivalry when he explained why he thinks Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is a "one-year wonder."

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Thompson says Doc's 'luck' remark 'pretty bitter'

Warriors guard Klay Thompson opened up about an assessment of how lucky Golden State was in winning the 2015 championship -- specifically regarding comments made by Clippers coach Doc Rivers.

Seahawks without Lynch for second-straight game (2:23)
T.O.: I could play in the NFL right now (1:15)
Keegan-Michael Key's perfect James Franklin imitation (2:12)
The Rock really enjoys cardio day (0:15)
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Sando: Ranking the NFL's best kickers

Kickers are under more scrutiny than ever, so Mike Sando looked at who is doing the best job over the past few seasons and also picked out the top kicker in the game today.

Disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce (0:25)
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Keating: Buying a sports team? Stay away from the NFL

In ESPN The Magazine's Owners Issue, Peter Keating writes that, while NFL might still rule all, if you were to buy into a league today based on growth potential, the NBA is the game to join.

Behind the scenes with the USA Eagles (3:56)


Prince goes face down

The celebration of winning Game 2 of the ALDS didn't start off great for Prince Fielder, his attempt to climb the dugout fence ended with him tumbling to the ground.


Cromartie on Beckham: 'A one-year wonder'

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie names Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown and Calvin Johnson as his top-3 WRs in the NFL. As for Odell Beckham Jr.: "He's a one-year wonder. ... I need to see it on an every-game basis"


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Clayton Kershaw has lost 5 consecutive postseason starts, following only Randy Johnson (7) & David Price (6) for most in postseason history.

Make your Week 6 College Pick 'em picks
College Football 

There's a wide array of games to choose from in this week's slate, including the annual Oklahoma-Texas showdown at the Cotton Bowl. How confident are you in the Sooners to stay undefeated? Play for free

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Perez gets doused during interview

Salvador Perez was busy talking about the Royals' come-from-behind win in Game 2 of the ALDS but a teammate snuck up on the catcher and gave him an early shower to celebrate.


Bill Self gives $10K to KU student
Men's College Basketball 

Thanks to a half-court shot from former '08 walk-on and current director of basketball operations Brennan Bechard, Kansas coach Bill Self wrote a $10K check to a KU student.

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Durant makes a powerful statement

Kevin Durant reminded everyone what he's capable of when he drove to the basket and threw down a monstrous one-handed jam against Fenerbahce Ulker.


Piscotty: 'It was a lot of fun'

Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty, who hit a HR in Game 1, marveled over John Lackey's start and credits his coaches for getting him prepared for the spotlight of the postseason.


Beal welcomes Porzingis to NBA

Wizards G Bradley Beal drives past Knicks rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis for a one-handed jam.


History against Cubs after losing Game 1

The Cubs have lost Game 1 of a postseason series 12 times in team history after falling to the Cardinals tonight. They never rallied to win the series in any of the 11 previous series.


United States’ Klinsmann on hot seat

With many, including former player Landon Donovan, saying he should be fired if the USMNT loses to Mexico in the play-in game for a spot in the Confederations Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann understands how crucial Saturday is for his job. ‘There's a lot at stake’

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The Rock really enjoys cardio day

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson follows up cardio day with an epic dance session.


Mendoza happy to be broadcasting pioneer

ESPN's Jessica Mendoza on being the first woman to call a nationally televised MLB playoff game: "If you're good at something, it doesn't matter your gender."


Key from 'Key & Peele' is James Franklin
College Football 

Keegan-Michael Key from the TV show "Key & Peele" hijacked a team meeting with his best impression of the Penn State coach -- and the team absolutely lost it.

College Football 

Moore drains game-winner at the buzzer

Lynx forward Maya Moore nailed the winning shot with less than a second on the clock, giving the Lynx a 2-1 lead in the WNBA Finals over the Fever. Her shot was the second buzzer-beater in WNBA Finals history (via Elias).


Former UCLA F Meyers dies at 62

Dave Meyers, who led UCLA to the national title in 1975 in John Wooden's final season as coach, died Friday at 62 after battling cancer. Meyers averaged 18.3 points and 7.9 in his senior season for the Bruins, and later played four seasons for the Bucks after the Lakers dealt him as part of the trade for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Story

T.O.: I could play in the NFL right now

Former NFL WR Terrell Owens on Russillo & Kanell: "I outplayed the No. 1 receiver on two teams I went over to play for."


Dynamic disc golf hole-in-one off a bounce

Norway's Ståle Hakstad sinks an amazing hole-in-one off a bounce during the third round of the United States Disc Golf Championship.


Baylor tight end, meet Mario Balotelli

LaQuan McGowan struggling to put his pads became a viral video recently. But we're here to remind you that Italian soccer star Balotelli once went through a similar ordeal.


deGrom outduels Kershaw in Game 1

Jacob deGrom tosses seven scoreless innings, tying a Mets playoff record with 13 strikeouts, as the Mets top Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers 3-1.


Final: Mets 3, Dodgers 1

Jacob deGrom was fabulous, going 7 innings, striking out 13 and allowing 5 hits, a walk and no runs, as he out dueled Clayton Kershaw and gave the Mets the NLDS Game 1 win over the Dodgers. Box score


Gurley primed for another big week

After burning the Cardinals for 146 yards last week, Rams rookie RB Todd Gurley is in line for a repeat performance depending on how the Packers decide to defend the run. More fantasy tips (Insider)